Sweet Berries

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Sweet Berries
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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.

Sweet berries are a food item that are collected from sweet berry bushes.


Sweet berries can be collected from a sweet berry bush by using or breaking it, which will yield 1–2 sweet berries in its third growth stage, and 2–3 sweet berries in its final growth stage.

Natural generation[edit]

Sweet berries can be found growing in taiga biomes.

Sweet berries can be found in 40.6% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1–7.‌[Java Edition only]


The berry bushes have a hurt effect on all mobs (apart from foxes) that touch or try to run through them. Planting bushes around an animal effectively traps them inside and makes it easy to tame them.


Placing sweet berries on grass, dirt, coarse dirt, podzol or farmland will create the sapling of a sweet berry bush which after some time will grow into a full grown sweet berry bush, which can later also be harvested for more berries. Sweet berries will not grow if they have a block directly above them. Note that although it's possible to plant sweet berries on farmland, it has no impact on the growth rate of the berries, nor do berries prevent dry farmland from returning to dirt.


Sweet berries can be eaten as food items, filling 2 () hunger points.


Placing sweet berries into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Sweet berries can be fed to foxes to breed them. The baby fox will trust the player and not run away from them.


Master-level Butcher villagers will buy 10 sweet berries for an emerald.


September 26, 2018Berries are announced to be part of the biome vote at MINECON Earth 2018.
September 29, 2018Berries are showcased at MINECON Earth 2018.
September 29, 2018Taiga wins the biome vote, meaning berries will be added to the game first.
December 3, 2018Cojomax99 tweets an image of some berries.
Java Edition
1.1418w49aAdded sweet berries.
18w50aSweet berries can be found within Taiga Village loot chests.
19w03aPlacing a sweet berry into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
Sweet berries now have new sounds when placed.
19w05aSweet berries now have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
19w07aSweet Berries can now be fed to foxes to breed them.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta sweet berries, which are only available through Experimental Gameplay.
1.11.0beta berries can be used to fill composter.
beta implemented sweet berries, separate from Experimental Gameplay.
beta berries can be sold to butcher villager.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.13.0beta Berries can now be fed to foxes to breed them.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Added sweet berries.


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